Filming & Photography in the Libraries


***Due to precautions surrounding COVID-19, Payson Library is closed until further notice. Inquiries about the campus libraries should be direct to Katrina Gallardo. ***

The purpose of this policy is to establish the terms and conditions under which Pepperdine Libraries space may be used for filming and photography. This policy applies to filming and photography by members of the Pepperdine community, as well as to persons external to the University.

Interested parties wanting to film and/or photograph in any of the Pepperdine Libraries must submit a written proposal to Katrina Gallardo in the Dean of Libraries Office at least two weeks in advance for approval. All proposals will be reviewed and processed in a timely manner, and we aim to respond one week before the requested date. Please submit your proposals as early as possible.

If you are submitting a proposal for a class project, please fill out this Google Form.

If you are submitting a proposal for the Graphic or NewsWaves, please contact your faculty advisor for information about the request process.

If you are submitting a proposal for any other reason, please email Katrina Gallardo with the following information:

  • Name and contact information of the person responsible
  • Date and time of filming/photography
  • Locations that will be included
  • Purpose and description of the filming/photography to be performed and purpose for which it will be used
  • The number of people who will be filming
  • A list of equipment to be used for filming

A one-time Special Use Fee is required to film or shoot in any of our library locations. Currently enrolled Pepperdine students may be exempt from the fee. Parties interested in using other parts of campus for their filming needs should contact the Office of Special Programs at (310) 506-4264.